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Courses - Spring 2022
GERM
Germanic Studies Department Site
GERM103
Intensive Elementary German
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed GERM102; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERM102 or GERM103.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of German-speaking world.
GERM203
Intensive Intermediate German
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: GERM103; or must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not have completed GERM201; and must not have completed GERM202; and must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
Credit only granted for: GERM202 or GERM203.
Covers speaking, reading, writing, listening, and culture of German-speaking world.
GERM204
German Grammar Review
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: HO
Prerequisite: GERM203; or Must have appropriate Foreign Language Placement Test (FLPT) score.
Restriction: Must not be a fluent/native speaker of German.
An in-depth study and analysis of selected grammatical topics in a contextualized framework.
GERM301
Conversation and Composition I: The German-Speaking World
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM204; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Practice in contemporary spoken and written German. Systematic review of grammar, and exercises in composition. Emphasis on cultural contrasts in the German-speaking world.
GERM302
Conversation and Composition II: Current Topics in German-Speaking Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Further practice in contemporary spoken and written German. Contemporary social, political, and cultural themes.
GERM320
Survey of German Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Approaches to analysis of German cultural products such as literature, film, poetry, architecture and works of art. Taught in German.
GERM320H
Survey of German Studies
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301; or students who have taken courses with comparable content may contact the department.
Approaches to analysis of German cultural products such as literature, film, poetry, architecture and works of art. Taught in German.
GERM356
German for the Professions
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM301.
Credit only granted for: GERM319B or GERM356.
Formerly: GERM319B.
An examination of the structures and work conditions of various industries in the German-speaking world including understanding and navigating company culture, professional development, and preparation for an internship or job where German is spoken.
GERM385
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSHU
Cross-listed with: CINE385.
Credit only granted for: GERM385, CINE385 or FILM385.
Formerly: FILM385.
A history of German cinema from the golden age of silent films to the flourishing film culture of the 21st Century. Focuses on changing ideas of the role and purpose of national cinema, as well as the cinematic representation of nation and national identity. Taught in English.
GERM386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of ARHU-School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM399R
Selected Topics in Germanic Studies; Readings in Yiddish, Literature and Culture
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
This is a Big Ten Academic Alliance Course-Share Course.

Crosslisting with JWST319O. Credit only granted for JWST319O, GERM399R or JWST419Y.

This course provides students with a unique chance to improve their Yiddish speaking, reading, and writing skills. In addition to touching on key grammar points, we explore texts written by classic Yiddish authors such as Sholem Aleichem, S.Y. Abramovitsch, I.L. Peretz, I.B. Singer, and contemporary. The final grade will be determined according to class participation, short essays, and a presentation. This course requires proficiency in a foreign language.
GERM442
Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM320 or GERM322.
Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Society analyzes gender and sexuality as key discourses for understanding German-speaking literatures, cultures, and societies. Topics include the history of sexuality; death and desire; and representations of gender in German literature. Taught in German.
Cross-listed with GERM689L. Credit only granted for GERM442 or GERM689L.
GERM458B
Literary or Media Genres; The Modern Lyric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: GERM320 or GERM322

The seminar studies the relationship of the lyrical poem to the social, political, and ecological catastrophes of the 20th century. Students will also study poetic theory, historical poetry readings, and musical adaptations. Poets studied include Hofmannsthal, Trakl, Rilke, Lasker-Schuler, Benn, Kolmar, Brecht, Sachs, Celan, Aichinger, Bachmann,and Biermann, among others. Taught in German.
GERM689L
Special Topics - M.A. Level; Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Society
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud, S-F
Cross-listed with GERM689L. Credit only granted for GERM442 or GERM689L.

Gender and Sexuality in German Literature and Society analyzes gender and sexuality as key discourses for understanding German- speaking literatures, cultures, and societies. Topics include the history of sexuality; death and desire; and representations of gender in German literature. Taught in German.
GERM689R
Special Topics - M.A. Level; The Modern Lyric
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The seminar studies the relationship of the lyrical poem to the social, political, and ecological catastrophes of the 20th century. Students will also study poetic theory, historical poetry readings, and musical adaptations. Poets studied include Hofmannsthal, Trakl, Rilke, Lasker-Schuler, Benn, Kolmar, Brecht, Sachs, Celan, Aichinger, Bachmann, and Biermann, among others. Taught in German.
GERM798
Master's Independent Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
GERM799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: S-F
Contact department for information to register for this course.